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How Proust Changed Our Minds

Introduction:
Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large, The New Yorker

Speaker:
Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and a leader of London's The School of Life

Alain de Botton celebrates the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time with a lecture on the story and ultimate spell cast by a book publication that, baffling to so many on its first appearance, has improbably become one of the most beloved books of our time.

Europe was on the verge of committing suicide; Africa burst into Western consciousness; technology was on a dizzying trajectory; music was losing its grip on tonality, slipping loudly into entropy. Two monumental works were premiered within eight months of each other: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

To put this striking period into context—and perhaps find parallels with our own time—Met Museum Presents offers a series of conversations and concerts.

Part of the series "1913: The World Implodes."

Recorded October 16, 2013

Lectures and Panels (149)

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SPARK: It's About Time
(01:20:22) 60 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 56 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 627 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1359 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 64 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 78 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 40 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 37 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 50 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 48 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 125 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 144 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 17 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 29 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1339 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 253 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 723 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 712 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 356 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 387 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 682 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 244 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 420 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 504 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 698 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1326 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 758 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 353 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 459 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 614 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 412 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4583 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2087 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 119 views